General Electives Course for Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This semester-long course provides students with an understanding of basic software development concepts and practices, issues affecting the software industry, careers within the software industry, and the skills necessary to perform well in these occupations. Students learn details about core concepts in programming using Java, writing and debugging code, proper syntax, flow of control, order of operations, comparison operators, and program logic tools and models.
Students also learn the function of key program techniques including if statements, looping, and arrays, as well as web development using HTML and drag-and-drop development of user interfaces in an integrated development environment. Students explore the software development life cycle and different variations used to create software.
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Overview of Concepts
- Unit 1: Introduction to Computers
- Unit 2: Java
- Unit 3: Programming
- Unit 4: Advanced Programming
- Unit 5: GUI Programming and Web Applications